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Handball rule changed as football’s law makers Ifab confirms new accidental ruling

Handball rule changed as football’s law makers Ifab confirms new accidental ruling

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Accidental handball that leads to a goal-scoring chance or a goal for a team-mate will no longer be penalised, say football's law makers. Ifab confirmed the change on Friday, saying it was because of the "interpretation of handball incidents" not being applied consistently.Fulham lost to Tottenham as Josh Maja was denied a goal as Davinson Sanchez's clearance flew into Mario Lemina's arm.Ifab is also looking a possible change to the law regarding offsides.Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has proposed that a player should be considered onside if any part of their body that can legally score a goal is level with the second-last defender.Fifa will also continue to test semi-automated technology to detect offside, whereby a signal is sent to the assistant referee almost instantly. When will t...